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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova (nose) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, scoring just four points to go with four boards and one assist in 17 minutes.
After missing the previous nine games, you could tell that there was some obvious rust and he ended up shooting just 2-of-8 from the field and missing all three 3-point attempts. With that being said, Jabari Parker (knee) is done for the season so there is a chance that Ilyasova can play his way into a larger role as the season progresses. Owners in standard leagues should monitor his progress closely. Dec 23 - 11:51 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova (nose) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

Ilyasova was playing well before going down, and with Jabari Parker (knee) done for the season, he's going to have plenty of opportunity. Johnny O'Bryant will remain with the starters for tonight's game, but it should only be a matter of time until Ilyasova finds himself in the starting unit. Go and pick him up if he's still available.
Dec 23 - 6:24 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (face/nose) returned to practice on Monday, and he's questionable for Tuesday against the Hornets.

Ilyasova is going to get a big chance at meaningful minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the year, and it could come as soon as Tuesday vs. Charlotte. Jared Dudley will lose much of his streamer appeal when Ilyasova initially returns.
Dec 22 - 1:50 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is getting closer to a return, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday.

There is a big opportunity for playing time now that Jabari Parker (knee) is done for the season, so he makes sense as a speculative add. We will update his status as soon as we know more, and we will consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.
Dec 21 - 9:44 AM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

He is not expected to play on the current road trip, so the next chance he would have to play would be on Dec. 23 vs. Charlotte. Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the season, so Ilyasova could see a bump in his minutes upon his return. He will have to string together a few good games before being considered in standard leagues, though.
Dec 17 - 11:02 AM

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is not going to travel with the Bucks for their four-game road trip.

"I've broken my nose several times in the past eight years, and so far this is one of the worst ones," Ilyasova said. "I had a couple fractures, some of the new and old ones." That means he's out until Dec. 23 with his broken nose. Expect to see more Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia.
Dec 12 - 4:09 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (face) has not yet been cleared to return to practice, but he will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Ersan has been limited to doing light conditioning work, and given the fact he hasn’t been cleared for practice, it's looking pretty safe to assume he won't be able to go on Saturday vs. the Clippers. With Ilyasova sidelined, Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to log heavy minutes for the Bucks.

Ersan Ilyasova's face is still too swollen to be fitted for a mask, and until the swelling goes down he will be unable to practice.

Ilyasova was targeting a return for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, but the fact that he still hasn't been able to return to practice is putting that in jeopardy. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to see heavy minutes with Ilyasova sidelined.

Ersan Ilyasova (face) is out for Sunday's game against Dallas, and didn't even travel with the team.

He is targeting Dec. 13 for his return after suffering a nasal fracture on Dec. 2. Ilyasova was slowly clawing his way back to a bigger role before the injury, but will have his work cut out for him upon his return. Standard league owners can watch him from the waiver wire and rookie Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will both see more minutes.

Updating a previous item, Ersan Ilyasova (face) will not play in the next four games.

That means he is shooting for a target date of Dec. 13 and it could be more. Ilyasova has a nasal fracture and he'll likely have a mask upon his return. Jabari Parker is really coming on and played 38 minutes on Tuesday while Khris Middleton, Jared Dudley and Giannis Antetokounmpo might pick up some extra run.
Dec 3 - 4:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova suffered a nasal fracture on Tuesday and has been ruled out for Wednesday night.

He was probably going to see minutes in the high teens, but the team will have to turn to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker to help out even more at the forward spots. Ilyasova doesn't have a timetable to return and the team will update him "as appropriate." He can be cut in just about all leagues. Ilyasova can be cut in most leagues.
Dec 3 - 3:07 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (face) will not return to Tuesday's game and finished with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one block in 12 minutes.

He suffered a facial contusion in the first half, and we likely won't know more about his status until Wednesday morning. Ilyasova was actually playing pretty well before going down, but he is too inconsistent for standard leagues. If he has to miss any time, Jabari Parker should see a nice bump in playing time.
Dec 2 - 8:36 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played well off the bench against the Rockets with 18 points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes on Saturday.

The Bucks are looking for solutions at center and Ilyasova is going to get minutes. He was only getting minutes in the teens before his recent two-game stretch with a 31-minute, 22-point game on Friday. While it's a great sign to see him play well, it does come with a grain of salt because his minutes were out of necessity. He's probably only worth an add if you're cutting something you're not going to miss too much.
Nov 30 - 12:49 AM

Ersan Ilyasova kept his foot on the gas in Friday's win, scoring 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes off the bench.

Here we go again. Ilyasova is hot like Hansel right now and if you take a look at his two-week splits he's producing well enough to be in lineups over that span. His season-long numbers are hanging around the 14-team level in 9-cat leagues and the bottom of the top-200 for 8-cat formats. On a team with this many moving parts and knowing Ilyasova's feast or famine history from the past couple of years, this is a boom or bust add so plan accordingly.
Nov 28 - 11:45 PM

Ersan Ilyasova is expected to get minutes as the backup center against the Pistons.

Larry Sanders better stay out of foul trouble. Ilyasova hasn't seen much playing time due to coach Jason Kidd running an 11-man rotation much of the season, but he could get minutes in the low 20s tonight. There are still too many questions about his value to use him in most leagues.
Nov 28 - 6:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant